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Terrorism : A History

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We live in an era dominated by terrorism but struggle to understand its meaning and the real nature of the threat. In this new edition of his widely acclaimed survey of the topic, Randall Law makes sense of the history of terrorism by examining it within its broad political, religious and social contexts and tracing its development from the ancient world to the 21st century. In
Terrorism: A History, Law reveals how the very definition of the word has changed, how the tactics and strategies of terrorism have evolved, and how those who have used it adapted to revolutions in technology, communications, and political ideologies.


Terrorism: A History extensively covers such topics as jihadist violence, state terror, the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, Northern Ireland, anarcho-terrorism, and the Ku Klux Klan, plus lesser known movements in Uruguay and Algeria, as well as the pre-modern uses of terror in ancient Rome, medieval Europe, and the French Revolution.

This thoroughly revised edition features up-to-date analysis of:
* Al-Qaeda s affiliates and the franchising of jihadism
* Lone wolf violence in the United States and Europe
* Sri Lanka s victory over the Tamil Tigers

Other features include updated and expanded bibliographies in each chapter, more scholarly citations, and a new conclusion, making
Terrorism: A History the go-to book for those wishing to understand the real nature and importance of this ubiquitous phenomenon.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 378 pages
  • 158 x 233 x 27mm | 730g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Edition
  • 0745690890
  • 9780745690896

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"Exceptionally rich and sophisticated in analysis, Randal Law's much needed updated edition of Terrorism: A History is a welcome addition to the currently available literature and deserves to be read not only by students and academic specialists but also by security analysts, policy makers and general readers". Professor George Kassimeris, University of Wolverhampton Terrorism continues to evolve, not erode. Professor Law, in this second edition, continues his examination of this evolution up through ISIS and other contemporary violent actors and provides additional insights to increase your understanding of terrorism today. His book remains the one to read for anyone seeking to understand terrorism, its history, and the thinking and motivation of those who practice it. Ed Rowe, Colonel, US Army (Ret.); Office of the Secretary of Defense Staff (Ret.)
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About Randall David Law

Randall D. Law is Associate Professor of History at Birmingham-Southern College.
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Table of contents

ContentsAbbreviationsChronologyIntroduction1 Terror and Tyrannicide in the Ancient World2 Terror and Tyrannicide in the Middle Ages3 Terror and Tyrannicide in the Early Modern Era in Europe4 The Dawn of Revolutionary Terrorism5 Russian Revolutionary Terrorism6 The Era of the European Attentat7 Labor, Anarchy, and Terror in America8 White Supremacy and American Racial Terrorism9 The Dawn of Ethno-Nationalist Terrorism10 The Era of State Terror11 Decolonization and Ethno-Nationalist Terrorism from the 1930s to the Early 1960s12 Decolonization and Ethno-Nationalist Terrorism from the Late 1960s to the Present13 The Era of Leftist and International Terrorism14 The Rise of Jihadist Terrorism15 Recent Non-Jihadist Terrorism16 9/11, the War on Terror, and Recent Trends in TerrorismNotesIndex
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"Exceptionally rich and sophisticated in analysis, Randal Law's much needed updated edition of Terrorism: A History is a welcome addition to the currently available literature and deserves to be read not only by students and academic specialists but also by security analysts, policy makers and general readers".
Professor George Kassimeris, University of Wolverhampton
"Terrorism continues to evolve, not erode. Professor Law, in this second edition, continues his examination of this evolution up through ISIS and other contemporary violent actors and provides additional insights to increase your understanding of terrorism today. His book remains the one to read for anyone seeking to understand terrorism, its history, and the thinking and motivation of those who practice it."
Ed Rowe, Colonel, US Army (Ret.); Office of the Secretary of Defense Staff (Ret.)
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